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Rapid Prototyping & Performance
By Bill Lydon for Automation.com
It is hard to find another platform with the computing power and rapid prototyping capabilities of LabVIEW coupled with NI hardware. Because it comes at a price, their products are used in demanding industrial automation applications out of the reach of typical industrial controllers.
Closing the manufacturing skills gap
By Pam Hurt for InTech
The demand for highly skilled workers comes at a time when the industry is facing the retirement of a large percentage of its workforce and an incoming generation of workers who lack skills and technical knowledge. Many manufacturers are seeing an advantage to "reshore" their production back to North America, but they can only do this if they have access to skilled workers.
Professional responsibility to share know-how
By Greg Hale for InTech
Users are in a particularly unique position to develop solutions since they are closest to real-world problems. As solutions are developed, consider sharing them so others can benefit. Some of these developments are large investments, and it is fair to share commercially.
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Flow-Cal automates ExxonMobil liquid ticketing
The FLOWCAL Enterprise Liquids system has redefined ExxonMobil's organizational processes, automating all measurement data collection and product ticket validation throughout North America.
Datalogic automates Volkswagen's parts warehouse in Verona, Italy
The warehouse is fully automated, managing a busy operation involving several loading bays on many levels and requiring a seamless process of part selection, collection and delivery.
Aprium-Technology installs 20 Quattro robots in 8 plants
The robots, typically configured two or four per line to achieve the necessary throughput, are stacking cups for multipacks and case packing in the dairy industry.
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Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition - $59.00
Every practicing instrument, process control, and process engineer will want to have this practical and to-the-point pocket guide on good tuning. This Third Edition is a portable, concise summary of all the practical considerations for tuning loops.
Savigent Publishes Workflow Automation Brief
The brief includes "The Manufacturing Performance Dilema, Part 2: From Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence to Operations Intelligence" by Gartner analysts Simon Jacobson and Leif Eriksen.
Exlar publishes Systems Brochure
Systems Brochure summarizes the company's expanded engineering services and system capabilities in motion control or custom actuation solutions.
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|Anton Paar's L-Dens 427 process density meters
Anton Paar's L-Dens 427 T Ex online density transmitter is accurate, compact, and cost efficient and is used in a variety of applications. Click here for more info.
Acromag announces TT230 series signal conditioners with USB
TT230 signal conditioners are 12.5mm wide for high-density mounting on DIN rails and provide a USB connection to a PC for simple, precise configuration using Windows software.
EPLAN adds FieldSys cable planning function
FieldSys allows cable laying routes to be configured exactly to scale, including routing and automatic data analysis to simplify assembly and servicing.
Fluke introduces 437 Series II Power Quality and Energy Analyzer
The 437 measures and quantifies energy losses due to harmonics and unbalance issues, allowing users to pinpoint the origin of energy waste within a system.
Rockwell Automation expands Migration Tools for DCS to PlantPAx
Added tools assist migration from Siemens MOORE APACS, Invensys Foxboro I/A, Emerson Fisher PROVOX and Honeywell TDC3000 distributed control systems.
Siemens adds IO-Link Interfaces to Simatic RF200 RFID readers
RF210R, RF220R and RF260R readers also integrate into Simatic ET200 distributed control systems using Profinet and Profibus communications networks with one of two IO-Link master modules.
Opto 22 announces SoftPAC software-based PAC
Software-based PAC brings PC speed, memory, and advanced file handling to challenging control and data acquisition applications.
Emerson introduces CSI 2125-IS intrinsically safe vibration analyzer
The CSI 2125-IS is certified for use in intrinsically safe IECEx and ATEX Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas.
Banner Announces Wireless Q45 RD photoelectric Sensor
The Q45 RD is capable of interfacing with isolated dry contacts or PNP outputs, allowing the RD to interface with almost any digital sensor.
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Automation Professionals attend ISA Automation Week
1,200 automation professionals, hailing from dozens of countries around the world, exchanged best practices and technical solutions during ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Yaskawa acquires Wermac Electric, Ltd
The new division will be known as Yaskawa Wermac and will be located at the former Wermac Electric facility in Calgary, AB.
IEC & IEEE publish condition monitoring guidelines for nuclear plants
The new guidelines and monitoring methods, Part of the IEC/IEEE 62582 Series, will help ensure the safety of electrical equipment used at nuclear power plant sites.
Steve Forbes to Keynote Automate 2013
Forbes will address the impact of the President and his administration on the future of the U.S. economy and business growth during a keynote presentation at Automation 2013 in Chicago on January 22.
IMTS 2012 proves continued strong manufacturing landscape
Results for the 29th edition of IMTS 2012 prove the continuing leadership of manufacturing in the overall economy as Show Management reports the strongest results in more than a decade.
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ABB to supply variable-speed mill drives in Liberia
ABB will supply three 7.4MW induction motors, ACS6000 frequency converters, transformers, medium voltage cubicles, chiller units and system engineering for semiautogenous (SAG) mills.
Metso to supply valves for rehabilitation of Algiers Refinery
Metso will supply 145 automated on-off valves and actuators ranging in size from 3/4” to 24” to the Algiers Refinery, 10 km South of Algiers, in Algeria.
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|Featured ISA Events & Training
Upcoming ISA Training:
Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters and Digital Valve Controllers (TS16)
November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Location: North Brunswick, NJ, USA
PLC/PAC AUTOMATION: Advanced System Integration, Programming and Design (TC36P)
November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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November 13, 2012 - November 14, 2012
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Emerson Global Users Exchange 2012
October 8, 2012 - October 12, 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Wonderware User Group & Tech Support Symposium
October 10, 2012 - October 11, 2012
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
OPC Technology Summit
October 16, 2012 - October 18, 2012
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
ODVA 2012 Industry Conference and 15th Annual Meeting of Members
October 16, 2012 - October 18, 2012
Location: Stone Mountain, GA, USA
Triconex Technical Conference
October 21, 2012 - October 23, 2012
Location: Galveston, TX, USA
Pack Expo 2012
October 28, 2012 - October 31, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Yokogawa User Group Conference
October 30, 2012 - November 1, 2012
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Rockwell Automation Fair 2012
November 7, 2012 - November 8, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
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